By MR LARRY
Terror attacks were reported in three countries today: At least 27 people were killed in an attack on a beachfront Tunisian hotel, Tunisian officials said, according to the state-run TAP news agency.
In France, a severed head was found in a terror attack at a U.S.-owned gas company, according to French President François Hollande.
And ISIS has claimed responsibility for an apparent bomb blast at a Shiite-affiliated mosque in Kuwait’s capital, leading to a number of reported death and injuries.
RESPECT RIGHTS OF DISPLACED PERSONS
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has written to the Chief of Staff, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to explain decisions relating to the demolition of structures at Old Fadama, popularly called Sodom and Gomorrah.
NCCE BOSS NAMED EC CHAIR
President John Mahama has appointed Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei as the new Executive Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).
SORRY, I WAS ON HEAT – BLAKK RASTA TELLS PARLIAMENT
Reggae musician and radio presenter, Blakk Rasta, yesterday apologised to Parliament for saying that about 80 percent of members of the House smokes marijuana.
LORDINA’S EQUIPMENT TO BARBERS MISSING
Brong-Ahafo Regional Association of Barbers are demanding the whereabouts of the equipment which were presented by the First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama at Bechem on April 6, 2015.
NDC MAN’S GIRL GRABS JUICY CONTACT
The offer made to the five Destination Inspection Companies (DICs) by Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, asking them to pay $175 million in exchange of contracts, is after all no longer available.
NPP BARS ASPIRING MP FROM CONTESTING TOMORROW’S PRIMARIES
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has barred Alex Blankson, an aspiring MP in the Akrofum constituency in the Ashanti region from contesting tomorrow’s primaries scheduled to take place in 13 constituencies.
Today can confirm that the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) will occupy the number one position on the ballot paper for the upcoming bi-election in Talensi in the Upper East Region slated for Tuesday July 7, 2015
KOJO YANKSON: THE DIABETES CRUSADER When his predecessor left, many were those who expected a well-known personality within the media landscape would take over the Super Morning Show. After all, this is a prime time programme which had previously been hosted by the heavy weight broadcasters such as Komla Dumor, KSM, Adjoa Aidoo and Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
RELIEF ITEMS GO TO WRONG HANDS
Some unscrupulous people, not affected by the June 3 flood and fire disaster in Accra, are cunningly taking advantage of the unfortunate situation to collect relief items meant for victims.
CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSIBLE FOR FLOODS – SHERRY AYITTEY
Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, has blamed the country’s development drawback on the surfacing of climate change across the country in recent times.
MS NEW EC BOSS, NO NEW REGISTER, NO VOTE!
The Let My Vote Count Alliance has taken due notice of the decision by President John Dramani Mahama to appoint Mrs. Charlotte Osei, 42, as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. We wish to greet her with this clarion message: NO NEW REGISTER NO VOTE IN 2016!
MAHAMA MUST CONDEMN OKYEAME – EX DCE
A former District Chief Executive Officer for Ahafo-Ano North, Nana Agyemang Prempeh, has asked President John Dramani Mahama to openly condemn and reprimand the Chief Linguist of the Tepa Traditional Council, Nana Kwame Opoku for invoking curses on anyone who decides to contest the President in 2016.
FOUR-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES: 2 ESCAPE DEATH
Two persons escaped death by a whisker Thursday evening after a four-storey building collapsed at Weija in Accra.
DOCTORS TO HOLD FINAL MEETING OVER INTENDED RESIGNATION
The Ministry of Health has five more days to tidy up the conditions of service for 4,000 doctors else they will quit public health service on the day Ghana celebrates 55 years as a Republic.
VOLTA CHIEFS GO WILD OVER BAD ROADS
The chiefs and people of various traditional areas in the North Tongu District in the Volta region are on a collision course with the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government over the poor state of the Juapong-Adidome and the Kpong-Aveyime roads.
MINISTER SIGNS PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH MMDCEs
Peter Anarfi Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and Co-ordinating Directors at the various Assemblies in the Ashanti Region to play active roles in the development of the nation.
FEAR GRIPS RESIDENTS OVER SITING OF LPG STATION
Residents of Santa-Maria Last Stop in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra region are currently living in fear due to the ‘dangerous’ siting a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) station in the area.
WATCH OUT FOR NDC INFILTRATORS – AKUFO-ADDO
The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has warned that operatives of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) could infiltrate the camp of the main opposition NPP in the various constituencies using some candidates who lost in the just ended parliamentary primaries.
BANKS’ MUSCLES WEAKENED
Ghanaian banks’ ability to absorb losses has dropped slightly amid increasing non-performing loans, the Bank of Ghana has reported.
GOVERNMENT CAN’T QUANTIFY LOSSES
The Power Minister Kwabena Donkor has conceded that it will be difficult to quantify losses to the national economy from the electricity power outages due to the ministry’s lack of competence to undertake such research.
BoG TO RELEASE $20 MILLION DAILY TO STABILISE CEDI
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has decided to intervene on the foreign exchange market with a daily supply of $20 million to allow foreign investors to participate in the country’s short-term debt instruments.
MINISTRY ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS ON NATIONAL SUGAR POLICY
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), is engaging stakeholders to solicit their input for a draft National Sugar Policy to help revamp the industry and make it a globally competitive one.
CHILEAN BUSINESS DELEGATION TO VISIT GHANA
The first Chilean business delegation to visit Ghana will be in the country on Monday, 29th June, 2015. The one-day programme will take place at Alisa Hotel in Accra.
GHANA COULD HAVE MADE MILLIONS FROM OIL HEDGING – DUFFUOR
Former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has revealed that ineffective hedging against unstable oil prices resulted in Ghana missing an opportunity to make millions.
DOLLAR-LINKED INVESTMENTS GOOD STRATEGY AGAINST TUMBLING CEDI
Managing Director of investment firm STANLIB says investments in dollar-linked portfolios and properties is a smart way to mitigate the effect of the falling cedi.
GHANA’S Gh¢22 BN REVENUE TARGET IN DOUBT – GRA
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) may not be able to meet its Gh¢ 22 billion revenue target for 2015 due to the June 3 flood which affected several businesses in Accra.
ICU AGAINST DEREGULATION OF FUEL PRICES
The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), says the deregulation of fuel prices is inimical to the interest of the working class because they would be robbed of their financial gains and lead to massive unemployment.
EXPRO SECURES $100 MILLION TULLOW OIL CONTRACT
International oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded new contracts from Tullow Oil plc, Africa’s leading independent oil company, according to a statement issued in Accra and copied to Ghana News Agency.
FDI INFLOWS TO AFRICA STABLE IN 2014
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Africa remained stable at $54 billion in 2014, with decreases in North Africa being offset by rises in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2015 has revealed.
SG GHANA PRIORITISES EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Societe Generale (SG) Ghana has inaugurated its 40th Branch at East Legon, in Accra, to serve customers in that area and its environs, with a pledge to continue serving the specific needs the Bank’s customers.
ABL AND VOLTIC UNVEILS BETA MALT
Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) in collaboration with its sister company, Voltic (GH) Limited (Voltic), has officially launched Beta Malt, months after the initial introduction of the brand in Kumasi, Bolgatanga, Tamale and Wa.
SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION OF GHANA LAUNCHED
The Seed Trade Association of Ghana (STAG), an umbrella body of enterprises in the seed value chain, has been launched to advance the diverse interest of members.
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC VEGETABLE EXPORTERS ADVISED TO COLLABORATE
Mr Kwesi Korboe, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, has called for collaboration between the public and private sector in ensuring that vegetable exporters comply with regulations of the European Union (EU).
CEDI GAINS AGAINST DOLLAR – DORTIS RESEARCH
Ghana’s cedi showed signs of stabilising against the dollar on Thursday after the central bank stepped up its selling of dollars to the interbank market, traders said.
1000 PAN-AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS SET TO GATHER AT $100M TEEP BOOT CAMP
A thousand entrepreneurs selected from over 20,000 applicants from all over Africa are expected to converge in Nigeria for a two-day boot camp session.
TUNIS SACKS 4 POLICEMEN OVER RAMADAN ‘ABUSE’
Four Tunisian police who harassed coffee shop owners who stay open during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan have been sacked, officials said Thursday.
LIBYA RIVALS BACK IN MOROCCO FOR FRESH PEACE TALKS
Libya’s warring factions arrived Thursday in Morocco for a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks aimed at putting an end to months of fighting in the stricken North African state.
SOMALI MILITANTS ATTACKAFRICAN UNION BASE SOUTH OF CAPITAL
Somali al Shabaab militants fought a gunbattle with African Union troops after ramming a car laden with explosives into their base south of the capital Mogadishu early on Friday, military officials and a spokesman for the group said.
JAPAN, U.S. CAN REACH AGREEMENT FOR JULY PAN-PACIFIC TRADE DEAL – JAPAN OFFICIAL
Japan and the United States are likely to resolve outstanding bilateral issues so that a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal can be struck at a multilateral ministerial meeting expected in July, a senior Japanese official said on Friday.
NO DEAL FOR GREECE, CREDITORS; TOP-LEVEL TALKS RESUME SATURDAY
Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil.
VICTIMS OF CHARLESTON MASSACRE MOURNED AS BATTLE RAGES OVER FLAG
South Carolina took a small step toward healing the wounds of last week’s massacre at a historic black church in Charleston as mourners gathered for the funerals of two of the nine victims, and a wake for the slain pastor.
OBAMA, PUTIN DISCUSS IRAN, ISLAMIC STATE, UKRAINE IN PHONE CALL
Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to discuss Iran nuclear talks, “the increasingly dangerous situation in Syria” and the need to counter Islamic State militants, the White House said in a statement.
JAPAN, CHINA TO AGREE ON PROCEDURES FOR UNEXPECTED MILITARY ENCOUNTERS – SOURCE
Japan and China will next month conclude an agreement to define procedures for communication between their naval vessels and military aircraft during unexpected encounters to reduce the risk of confrontation, a source told Reuters.
ISLAMIC STATE ATTACKS SYRIAN ARMY AND KURDS IN TWIN ASSAULT
Islamic State fighters have launched simultaneous attacks against Syrian government and Kurdish militia forces, moving back onto the offensive after losing ground in recent days to Kurdish-led forces near the capital of their “caliphate.”
MERS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 31 IN SOUTH KOREA OUTBREAK, ONE NEW CASE
Two more patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus have died, South Korea’s health ministry said on Friday bringing the total fatality to 31.
MAHAMA TO ATTEND APPIAH’S TESTIMONIAL
The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahana, is expected to be at the Accra sports stadium on Saturday, June 27 to witness the testimonial of former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah.
ASAMOAH GYAN FACES 25 YEARS JAIL TERM IF…
Police at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) at the Ministries in Accra say Asamoah Gyan could face up 25 years in prison if found guilty in the rape case brought against him.
KOTOKO MUST RETURNTO JUJU TO WIN TROPHIES – SARFO GYAMFI
Former Kotoko player Sarfo Gyamfi has questioned the spiritual potency of the team’s leadership.
20 GHANAIAN TAEKWONDO COACHES BENEFIT FROM OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY COURSE
The desire of Ghana Taekwondo Federation President, Frederick Otu to develop the sport at all levels and all parts of the country took a giant step after twenty senior coaches drawn from all over were schooled and drilled in the new technics and tactics of the game.
AGYEMANG-BADU COULD SIGN FOR WATFORD
Ghana star midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has arrived in England amid rumours claiming a possible move to newly-promoted English Premier League side Watford.
GYAN WANTS MASSIVE ATTENDANCE FOR APPIAH
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan wants a massive attendance at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday as a show of appreciation to Stephen Appiah who is playing his testimonial match.